Antelope Valley School District

COVID Protocols for Exposure

As we have returned to school, we are excited to have the students back on campus and interacting with each one. In these times it is important to continue to be mindful of COVID and our protocols and procedures. If there is a possible close exposure while your student is on campus you will be notified by district officials and will be required to quarantine under the direction of the Los Angeles Department of Health recommendations.  

 Students who are quarantined have either been identified as having a close contact with a positive case or are in a class where the close contact could not be identified, thus under an overabundance of caution, put on quarantine with the entire class. A “close contact” is defined as being within 6 feet of a COVID-19 case for a cumulative of 15 minutes within any 24-hour period during the infectious period.

There are ways that your student can minimize quarantines:

  • Do not come to school if you are symptomatic.
  • Do not come to school if you knowingly have been exposed to a positive COVID case.
  • Do not come to school if you have taken a COVID test and are awaiting results.
  • Wear your mask indoors and when possible outside in groups.
  • Use physical distancing wherever possible.
  • Remain in their proper seat during class (being in your seat allows the teacher to determine who was within the 6-foot radius of close contact).

When quarantined, here is some key information:

  • You will receive a call from a school official with quarantine information.
  • If your student is vaccinated, they will not be required to quarantine as long as they have no symptoms of illness. Verify vaccination by bringing proof to school or emailing our nurse.
  • If your student is not fully vaccinated, then they will be required to quarantine for 10 days.
  • This period can be shortened if your student has a COVID test on day 5 or 6 after the exposure date and the test is negative. The student would be able to return on day 8 after the exposure.
  • While quarantined (if 5 days or longer), your student may go on Short Term Independent Study (STIS). While on STIS, your student will be able to do the work and his/her attendance will be considered “present.”  Please contact the front office for information on the STIS program. 
  • Students may follow the class progress and get assignments from their individual teacher’s Google Classroom or Canvas course.
  • If you have any questions please call the front office.